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Sail for Newbies - Out of Alameda on Saturday Morning

  • Nov 16, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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The weather is supposed to be a little cooler, but still nice.  So let's go sailing.

We will meet at the Oakland Yacht club in Alameda at 1030 hours on Saturday morning at the flagpole in front of the yacht club (please bring my cell phone number with you in case you get lost or are running late and do not bother the marina managers).  There is plenty of free parking here.

We will most likely stay in the South Bay or do an "Island Sail (Angel and Alcatraz)" stopping over somewhere for lunch.

I expect that we will be out for about four hours.

We will experience many different wind and sea conditions and try all the points of sail.  You may participate in the sailing of the boat as much, or as little, as you desire.

Please bring a sweater and a jacket for when it cools off.  Bring foul weather gear and a PFD if you have them (I have some extras), and wear non-marking soled shoes.

I have ginger ale and bottled water on board.  Please bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you prefer - No RED wine, blueberries, or other things that stain.

Willin' is a big, modern, safe, well-equipped, well-maintained yacht with full electronics and instrumentation.  We will not be pushing her to her limits and we will enjoy a safe, comfortable sail.  I will control the RSVP and waiting lists to ensure that we have a good mix of newbies and experienced sailors.

There will be a half-hour orientation to get you familiar with the boat and safety procedures prior to our departure.

Your forty dollar donation will help to defray costs.

We have had some incredible outings in the past:

So, let's go sailing and have some fun.





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  • Liz K.

    A lovely day in beautiful weather with pleasant company and trustworthy captain on a comfortable boat. Just what I was hoping for!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • max

    Great day on the water, with currents in Raccoon straight so strong they made standing waves. Seals, porpoise, and huge flocks of cormorants were seen. Much fun.

    November 18, 2013

  • Nancy with a S.

    Great Day, Sail and People and Views... Moon too... Mark is so knowledgeable, Funny and Everyone Helped out...Better than I could ever expect. Nice to meet people from this group finally and to Sail the Bay.Thanks! Out on a Moon Walk tonight thinking of last night and the Moon over the water

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • yolanda

    Beautiful day... Great sailing

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to join my first meet up. sailing out of half moon bay yacht club. hope to make it out

    November 15, 2013

  • max

    Hi Mark,

    I would like to join you on Saturday Nov 16 if there is room.

    November 15, 2013

  • Julie Van De W.

    Wish I could make it again Mark, but I'm already committed to a MeetUp hike and wine tasting. Enjoy!

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Sorry to have to bow out (no pun intended!) Something has come up. I hope to meet you all on another adventure soon.

    November 15, 2013

  • Nancy with a S.

    Mark I am in...I may need an appropriate jacket though I am a Small to medium.,I will leave Sacramento 8:00am my cell is[masked]-5842.. Finally doing my Dream! I will have your $40.00 and will see about an apple lie as well!

    November 14, 2013

  • Cher C.

    Can't do this Saturday but would love to some other time.

    November 13, 2013

  • Barbara

    Is this event still happening? I see only one person attending. Just wanted to double-check, because I think I might like to join, thanks!

    November 13, 2013

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